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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Dave, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. Dave

    Dave Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Salt Lake, UT USA
    I was just notified I will interview at COMP in a few weeks. Any info on the interview that is not on would be appreciated. I'm worried the majority of the spots have been filled. What percentage of individuals interviewed are accepted, waitlisted? does the wait list move? This school is my top choice. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    I interviewed at COMP in October, and will be attending there in the Fall. The interview was very laid back...low low stress.
    As much as you may here this, they just want to get to know you. It was very conversational, about my experiences, my jobs, etc. No grilling or "inquisition" type stuff going on.
    I had other interviews with all these ethical questions, and picking through grades, class by class, having to explain why I got this grade etc...
    Just be calm and most of all BE YOURSELF...if you made it to the interview they are interested...let your accomplishments SHINE!!!!!

    Best of luck..hope to see you in the FALL!
  4. seizure

    seizure Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hi Dave:
    I am currently an MS1 at COMP. I interviewed mid April of last year, and I made the cut. If they didn't like you, they would not waste the time to talk to you. At this point, the are interviewing you because they did not like most of the applicants that were not accepted thus far. Be cool, act mature and appear ultra enthusiastic about osteopathic medicine. Good luck!
  5. Dagny

    Dagny PGY-1 10+ Year Member

    My interview in October was not low stress. I had an interview with two professors at the same time: One a professor of Neuroanatomy and the other, Biochemistry.

    The Biochemistry professor was trying to provoke me. He seemed bored at times, argumentatively asked me to defend weaknesses in my record, and kept his head down reading my file. At one point, he even loudly and repeatedly circled something in the notes he was taking! I have no idea what I said that was so noteworthy. Don't let the attitude throw you off. It seemed like he was just looking for my initial reaction.

    The Neuroanatomy professor, on the other hand, smiled, made good eye contact, and even validated one of my defending answers to a question by the Biochemistry professor. There was also a question about what would I do if I had a 12 year old patient, pregnant from her father, asking for birth control. They are looking for your thinking, not necessarily a right or wrong answer. He even gave me positive feedback (i.e. "Good answer!")

    When I spoke with other interviewees afterwards, they said that the roles were reversed during their interview: the Neuroanatomy professor was antagonistic, and the Biochemistry professor was kind.

    After the interviews, when the Biochem professor talked to all of us about the curriculum, his personality was surprisingly less hostile.

    You get a certified letter approximately a week later.

    Good luck!
  6. buttercup22

    buttercup22 New Member

    Mar 14, 2001
    i interviewed in late february and they said the class was about half full. they volunteered this info, so if you call them and ask how many spaces are left, they might tell you. good luck!
  7. SammyK

    SammyK Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Manhasset, NY
    My interview experience was similar to the one above. I interviewed in early Feb. and had a fairly tame interview until the pharmacology instructer played good cop/bad cop. But I also believe that they are just looking for your response. It is nothing to get very stressed about, but my advice is to simply be aware that this might happen so that you aren't thrown for a loop. Better safe than sorry.
  8. adismo

    adismo covered in moon dust 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2000
    and be confident. don't start a second guessin' your own answers; what kind of doctor is that?
  9. innerpower

    innerpower Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Chino Hills
    I interviewed back in January.

    Both of the profs. who interviewed me were really cool.

    Interview questions are usually pretty basic, as you might know.

    I strongly suggest you practice w/ a friend
    if you think you're little weak in interviewing skill.

    Try to stay cool, and just be yourself. You'll do just fine.

    Hope I get to see you this fall.


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